New Center for Athletics, Recreation and Wellness

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Architectural rendering of new Pomona-Pitzer fitness center
Architectural rendering of new Pomona-Pitzer upstairs recreational gym with window to mountains

Sagehen Athletics will soon have a new athletics, recreation and wellness center to call home. With construction well underway and expected to be complete in fall 2022, the $57 million renovation project will create a center that matches the excellence of our programs and supports health and wellness for the campuses of both Pomona and Pitzer. Construction began in February 2021.

The rebuilt facility reflects our Pomona-Pitzer commitment to health and wellness for the campus communities, and will replace the former Rains Center for Sport and Recreation. In addition to supporting more than 450 varsity athletes, the building’s expanded and updated spaces will serve more than 900 intramural athletes, 550 club athletes and student physical education classes, as well as fitness and recreation programming for students, faculty and staff for both colleges.

Pomona College first announced plans for the new center in December 2018. Two principal gifts of $10 million each kicked off the major fundraising campaign to raise a minimum of $29 million.